Fluorite (bi-colored crystals)

Yiwu City, Yiwu Co., Jinhua, Zhejiang, China
Ex. Kurt Hefendehl
Small Cabinet, 7.1 x 6.3 x 3.2 cm
Start Time: 01/19/2023 7:00:00 pm (CST)
End Time: 01/26/2023 6:45:00 pm (CST)
Auction Closed
Winning Bid: $193

Item Description

This piece is from a limited discovery in 2016 near Yiwu City. These attractive Fluorite specimens are easily recognizable for their form and color. This particular specimen hosts a group of sharp, well-formed, gemmy, Fluorite cubes measuring up to 1.7 cm on edge, sitting on Quartz matrix. When backlit, you can see the crystals show a light peach-orange hue on the outer edges, with more of a pinkish-purple color in the center. The Fluorites are all in good shape, with no major damage that I can see. This piece would make a nice addition to any Chinese collection or a Fluorite suite. From the collection of Kurt Hefendehl (#650 C), a well-known German collector all over Europe with worldwide contacts to dealers and collectors. He started collecting seriously at the age of 14 and his great and varied worldwide collection reached over 6000 pieces. He was very active mineralogically until shortly before his passing in 2020 at the age of 82. Considering his collection had a large number of pieces, it still had an unusually high standard of quality from most worldwide localities. He particularly specialized in all classics as well as minerals of the Black Forest, where he spent much time collecting. His Black Forest and German subcollections went to his good friend Wolfgang Wendel. We at The Arkenstone have the privilege of offering the remainder of this great worldwide collection over the next two to three years through our various platforms.

Bidding History

Bid Amount Bid Time
$193 01/26/2023 5:35:27 pm (CST)
$183 01/26/2023 5:35:27 pm (CST)
$173 01/26/2023 5:03:50 pm (CST)
$163 01/26/2023 5:03:50 pm (CST)
$153 01/23/2023 7:51:14 pm (CST)
$143 01/23/2023 7:51:14 pm (CST)
$133 01/23/2023 7:51:08 pm (CST)
$123 01/23/2023 7:51:08 pm (CST)
$106 01/21/2023 10:33:55 am (CST)
$96 01/21/2023 10:33:55 am (CST)
$35 01/19/2023 9:56:51 pm (CST)
$30 01/19/2023 9:56:51 pm (CST)
$10 01/19/2023 9:01:38 pm (CST)